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what a difference a week makes. last week we were having breaking happy news about the birth of a panda cub at the national zoo. and today we know the panda has died. >> the keepers had heard the mom, a distress call from inside the area, they tried cpr but the panda didn't respond. they are not sure what caused the death but there are no outward signs of trauma or infection. really sad. >> very sad. police are looking for a man they say killed his live in girlfriend. detectives found 37-year-old na carry dead in the stairway outside her apartment. her boyfriend is charged with first degree murder. he may be driving a newer model ford edge with maryland
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temporary tags. counselors will be in gadget thergzburg -g in gaithersburg today. a 15-year-old was hit leaving the football game at the school. police were responding to several fights that had broken out in the neighborhood. the officer driving the cruiser is corporal raymond bennett. pepco utility repair men could be walking off the job soon. a vote on a new contract could come this week. pepco is calling this its best final offer. workers last walked off the job back in 1985. turning our attention now to campaign 2012, president obama and mitt romney appeared in
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dueling interviews last night on cbs's 60 minutes. >> mitt romney knows why he is behind in the polls. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama and governor mitt romney appeared on 60 minutes last night. romney defended himself against accusations he hasn't laid out details for his plan to fix the economy. >> you are asking the american people to hire you as president of the united states. they would like to hear specifics. >> specifically i will not raise taxes on middle income folks. i will not lower the share of taxes paid by higher individuals. >> reporter: president obama told steve croft romney's plan won't work. >> he seems to only have one note. tax cuts for the wealthy and rolling back regulations. >> reporter: after romney released summaries of past income tax returns on friday. romney said he paid 14% last year because most of his income came from capital gains. >> i think it is the right way
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to encourage economic growth, to get people to invest, start businesses, to put people to work. >> reporter: the obama camp jumped on that comment issuing a statement saying independent economists don't agree asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share will promote economic growth. romney's taxes are part of a new obama campaign ad which hits the gop candidate on a secretly recorded fundraiser where he said 47% of americans pay no income taxes and feel they are victim to government help. >> he won't release his tax returns for 2010. >> romney said ads like this dissupport his positions and are the reason he is trailing. >> they have been aggressive on
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a personal basis and policy basis. >> he says he will set the record straight, starting next week. >> he is trying to fool people into thinking i think things i don't. >> romney needs to clarify what he would do to stop i are rap's nuclear program. >> if governor romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. >> the president will address the un general assembly meeting tomorrow. while he is in the new york area the president and the first lady will be taping an episode of the view. romney said you can expect to see him at fewer fundraisers. what went wrong, that that is what officials at the national zoo are trying to figure out after the death of the baby panda. >> kristen fisher has more. >> reporter: one week ago
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exactly today i was reporting on the very happy news that this panda cub had been born. now a week later, of course, we have learned it has died. people here, especially the panda team, are just devastated, heartbroken. they had been waiting years for this. they thought this miracle cub had been born and then the devastating news just yesterday. apparently the mother let out a distress call around 10:00 a.m. the zoo's panda team knew they needed to check out the cub, but the problem is you know, when you have a giant panda, a mother panda in distress, they were worried that if they went in there and tried to rescue the cub, they might put themselves in danger. it took about an hour for them to really get their plan in place, distract the mother so that another member of the team could get in and actually take the baby panda from that habitat. and the baby just about the size
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of a stick of butter as the team described it. but apparently in beautiful condition, a beautiful coat, the markings around the face were starting to form. the zoo's team tried to perform cpr on the poor little guy, but unfortunately, after 10 minutes of that he was indeed pronounced dead. so today, overnight the zoo's pathology team has been performing an autopsy to try to determine the cause of death. there were no obvious signs of trauma but a lot can happen to a giant panda cub in the first week it was born. we are hoping to get some preliminary report by this morning but the full report as to exactly what happened is going to be on you for two weeks. >> just a heartbreaking morning for everybody here. back to you. >> kristen fisher reporting
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live from the national zoo. a two-state solution in the meets is in jeopardy, according to palestinian finance minister. he says the palestinian authority is in a financial crisis and donors have not followed through with $300 million in funds. the international community needs to go beyond expressions of support and take action that ends the conflict in the region. fire crews are making progress against large wildfires in central washington state. thousands have been working for weeks to steer the flames away from hillside homes and communities. time now 4:37. temperatures in the mid 5z, upper 40s in some places. howard is back to tell us about today. a new study suggests one
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drug could work to help two deadly aggressive forms of cancer. you are watching 9news now.
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welcome back. 4:40 your weather first on this monday morning. grant a jacket, there is a chill in the air once again. we are going to be in the mid-60s for lunch, northwest winds 5 to 10, highs in the upper 60s, even 70, 71, looks like a great afternoon ahead. slightly warmer temperatures headed our way over the next couple of days. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. >> reporter: if you are planning to head over on the northbound side of prince william parkway it is blocked with an accident. northbound 95 coming up looks
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like this into springfield. more coming up at 4:47. andrea and mike? time for the first your money segment this morning, jessica doyle is off so alexis christoforous has the headlines. >> reporter: companies are spending the near record heaps of cash they have been holding on to. mcdonalds and microsoft said they would hike dividend payoffs to shareholders. 400 large companies are paying dividends, the most in 13 years. new home sales consumer confidence, durable goods, we'll find out how much the economy grew in the second quarter. it was a mixed finish for stocks friday. the dow lost 17 points but the nasdaq rose four. general trikes are planned this week in greece and italy. people in those two struggling countries will protest new
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austerity measures. american airlines expects to avoid laying off flight attendants after 2200 of them signed up for severance pay. the airlines trying to cut a billion dollars a year in labor costs. wal-mart plans to open stores in india in the next year and a half. the move makes wal-mart the first foreign company to judge p on india's decision to open the country's retail market to foreign players. for more go to money in new york alexis christoforous. we have been bothered by these. 45 million americans are expected to feel the effect of science infections this time of year. >> a big change in the way they are being treated now. stay with us.
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good morning, welcome back to 9news now. when we are not talking about food on the morning show we are talking about the weather. we have lots of nice things to say about the forecast.
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>> reporter: i think it would be a great day to eat lunch outside. maybe a little crisp out there, a few 40s. a sweatshirt there on the patio, i think it will be good for that >> we have another good day ahead, a warming trend over the next few days, even 80s here, come wednesday. yeah 80s are fleeting and becoming tough and tougher to get. this morning we have a few clouds out there. temperatures range any are from upper 40s to around 60 right along the bay. most of us in the low to mid-50s. this morning a sunrise just before 7:00 a.m. 58 degrees at 8:00 on our day planner. winds northwest this morning at noon. 65, 5 to 10 miles per hour. winds fairly light, again 5 miles per hour so upper 60s at 4:00. the high struggling to get to 70, maybe 71. that is nice though.
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at 8:00 p.m. another cool evening, temperatures in the low 60s. right now down to 48 in hagerstown, cumberland is 45. we have a long time here, two hours plus until sunrise, tyson's corner. clouds overhead 57 degrees with the humidity at 64% and wind at a couple of showers across southern pennsylvania tracking toward harrisburg, other stuff coming out of erie in the northern part of the state. other than that, we have a nice, quiet air mass overhead. looks like it is going to stay that way much of the day. the clouds will be moving east rather quickly, i think by lunch time, sunny, delightful,
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temperatures in the mid-60s, we top out near 70s. a generally clear night top, that means 40s or 50s overnight, another night tonight. we may see a few more especially west of town. notice the showers in west virginia, ohio and pennsylvania. that is a sign there is a front coming, but it looks like, i think for the short-term that front stays north of us until wednesday. we may see a stray shower wednesday, but i think thursday friday saturday slightly better chances for showers here and there. temperatures are going to moderate some, a cool day tonight back in the 40s and 50s. mid-70s tomorrow, especially in the afternoon. high temperature 83 degrees. by thursday we are looking at highs in the 70s.
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friday 73, a few showers saturday, 75. a couple of question marks but either way it looks like highs in the low to mid 70s. here comes monica sergeant -- monika samtani with timesaver traffic. >> reporter: southbound 270 looks great, no issues to report. as you head down from frederick toward clarksburg and german town, all of your lanes are open. let's go over to a live picture right now. show you what looks like at college park, looks great on route 1. you have the construction in silver spring on university boulevard, be aware of that as you head through silver spring at university boulevard on the beltway. p this time we'll head to southern maryland, no problems 210 into oxen hill and across the wilson bridge looks good as
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well. here we are 395 at duke street watch out for the accident northbound prince william parkway. i'll be back with more traffic at 4:55. back to you guys. genetic researchers say one type of breast cancer is very similar to ovarian cancer. scientists have just completed a major analysis of the disease and found four major classes of breast cancer. the new findings suggest triple negative breast cancer might be vulnerable to drugs which work against high grade ovarian cancer. the study appeared online in the journal nature. researchers hope their work will lead to more effective treatments. a new study finds young people who survive cancer often avoid routine medical care because it is too expensive. researchers at the university of utah says even patients with insurance can't afford their bills. routine checkups are critical for cancer survivors to make
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sure the disease does not return. a new study is out that suggests some medications may cause more pain than they prevent. people who take over the counter pills like ibuprofen and aspirin regularly for headaches may be doing more harm than good. one in 50 people get headaches from taking too much medication and women, five times more likely to suffer than men. >> 50% of people get the diagnosis. >> these are called medication overuse headaches. there is a new push for doctors to use different forms of diagnosing specific kinds of headaches, and treat them accordingly because it have. >> this condition causes your head it ache. 45 million americans against science infections every year. the treatment you receive from your doctor may be a little
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different. it is all because of an e merging super bug. anita brickman explains. >> reporter: stephanie san tino -- santino dreaded this time of year. >> the pain of holding your head up was intense. >> reporter: every time she went to a doctor for a science infection she came home with ant bite i could. >> for the vast majority of people we give antibiotics, it is not providing the benefit we hoped. >> reporter: in fact it is making things worse. a science expert at ohio state university says up to 90% of science infections are caused by viruses, so antty bitics are no help at all. now some bacteria are becoming dangerously drug resist an. >> we are creating a race of super bacteria, for which we will not be able to treat. >> reporter: to avoid that new guidelines are in place this
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fall discouraging doctors from overprescribing antibiotics. instead, try to treat your science infection with an over the counter salt water rinse. however if your face swells, you have a high fever or your vision changes, don't ignore your science infection instead. >> seek medical attention early. but go with an open mind that i'm not going expecting an antibiotic. >> reporter: because chances are you may not get one. step any had surgery to open up her sciences and now swears by salt water rinses to control infections that used to control her. the american academy of pediatrics is once again telling parents not to let their kids jump on backyard trampolines. there are 98,000 trampoline related injuries in one year. children under five have the greatest risk of serious injury, like fractures or dislocations.
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the academy says there is no evidence that the newer trampolines reduce any of those injuries. time for the question of the morning. >> 50% of american women say they wear this to make themselves feel attractive. is it make up, a push up bra or a wig? log onto the wusa9 facebook fan page and leave your response. we'll reveal the answer during our 6:00 hour. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 4:55. your weather first on this monday morning. we have a cool start, some areas are down in the 40s again, most in the 50s so grab a jacket. a nice day although a crisp fall day. high temperatures barely to 70
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to 71. monika. >> reporter: on the northbound side of i-95 things look good heading to bring field and 395 to the bridge nice and light. prince william parkway the lanes l blocked. back with more at 5:00. back to you guys. a thick layer of green algae made its way into the reflecting pool of the lincoln memorial. that caught some visitors by surprise. >> it is a little disappointing but all in all it is nice to see water. >> i thought it would be like clear. just pure crystal clearwater -- clear, water. >> the algae surfaced less than a month after the overhaul was finished. they will reengineer the reflecting pool, the system is supposed to factory-built and circulate the water to keep it
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clean but apparently we have got to do some adjusting. green day front man billy joe armstrong is headed to rehab after armstrong had a meltdown at the music festival in las vegas. the grammy-winning band is canceling some appearances. three new films make strong debuts at the box office. end of watch and the thriller house at the end of the street both posted impressive ticket sales receipts of $13 million. another new release trouble with the curve starring clint eastwood and amy adams rounded out the top three taking in about $12.7 million. this year's prime time emmy awards have been handed out. actress helen mirren returns to a regal role. >> the biggest stars in television came out for the
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64th annual prime time emmy awards in los angeles. >> the emmy goes to homeland. >> reporter: homeland won outstanding drama series as well as lead actor and actress awards. >> the entire cast is shamelessly talented and committed. >> the other big winner was modern family. helen mirren will step into queen elizabeth's shoes again. in february she will play the queen in a play in london. amy winehouse's fans will have a chance to see rarely seen footage of the singer. a box set will be released in november. many of your favorite cbs shows return this week.
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new ones make a debut, including the comedy partners. the show is about two best friends and business partners, whose relationship is put to the test when one of them gets engaged. and this year's biggest blockbuster will be out on dvd tomorrow, superhas been has made over $622 million and that is your eye on entertainment. cbs news, loss angeles. those of us who have seen it thumbs up several times. >> i definitely want to see it again. i would see it in 3-d. >> either way it is just great. good morning, thank you for watching 9news for you at 5:00 a.m. in hd. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike haiduk. good morning monika samtani how are you? an
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